K8 processor shipments soar


— 9:45 AM on September 20, 2004

Tawianese IT new outlet DigiTimes says AMD expects to ship 600,000 Athlon 64 processors in the third quarter of the year, followed by a very healthy 1.5 to 2 million K8 processors in the fourth quarter. Semprons are apparently also selling well, though not at the rate the Athlon 64 is.

To help things along, today AMD officially announced its new Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ processor, aimed at "thin and light notebooks." The new model is made using AMD's 90-nanometer fab process, and AMD claims the process "enables higher performance without increased power consumption." Acer's sweet Ferrari notebooks will showcase the 3000+ when a new flavor arrives worldwide in October.

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